Product Designer of the Year 2018 / Media And Home Electronics / Professional
Caruso, Music Cabinet
Platinum in Home Interior Products/Interior Furniture, Platinum in Media and Home Electronics/TV, Video and Audio Equipment, Gold winner in Home Interior Products
Paolo Cappello Design Studio, Italy
Caruso is the music cabinet designed by Paolo Cappello for Miniforms.
The speaker recalls the old gramophones, but this version is entirely digital, as a Bluetooth connection keeps the tunes coming.
"I wanted to design something that gives back a shape to the music even now in digital age, something with a strong iconic appeal. A product that everybody immediately can understand as a cabinet that plays music without even listening at music”.
The cabinet comes in lacquer, as well as natural oak and walnut. As for the ceramic speaker, there’s red, pink, yellow, green, anthracite, white or gold.
Bio Born in 1980 in Verona.
Graduated in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano.
After a three years collaboration with Ludovica+Roberto Palomba in Milan, in 2007 he setup his own studio in Verona where he collaborates with other professionals in architecture, communication and graphics.
His works have been showcased in many expositions in Rome, Milan, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Miami, London and Dubai.
Paolo also collaborates with Rolling Stone Italy magazine writing the design column for the online edition.
Paolo’s works have been featured by main international magazines and newspapers.
Other prizes 2008 Promosedia International Design Competition
2008 Greener Gadgets Design Competition
2008 Swarowsky Crystal Visions
2009 Antoniolupi Design Competition
2009 Progetto Deco Design Competition
2009 Ossigeno Italiano Prize by Abitare Magazine
2011 Young & Design Award 1st prize
2011 ADI Young Talent Nominee
2012 Young & Design Honour Mention
2012 Elle Decor Young Designer Talent Italy
2013 Giovane Talento delle Venezie
2013 New Italian Blood Top 10 Designers
2013 Top Young Designers New York
2015 Young & Design Award with Tilta for SlowWood
Photo Credit: Paolo Cappello Design Studio